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Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

Beautiful New Build, Walk to Lake Michigan

17 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


Southwest Michigan House Rental Photos and Description

House, 3 Bedrooms + Loft, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6)

Nestled between Saugatuck & South Haven (15 minutes either way), we’re located in the charming four-cornered town of Glenn. The drive from Chicago or Detroit is about 2 ½ hours.

We are a 3 minute walk to Lake Michigan, down a dirt road to a natural incline – one of the rare access points without stairs to the beach.

Our house is five years old with all the custom amenities and is naturally clean, clean, clean. The open floor plan includes central air, a large kitchen with stainless steel appliances and an island with four stools, a dining space and a comfortable sitting area. We often ‘unplug’ while in Glenn, but it’s nice having WiFi throughout the house and a 46” flat panel TV with cable.

The Master Bedroom (king bed) is on first floor with a walk-in shower that opens to a deck with private outdoor shower. Two large guest bedrooms (queen beds) with full baths are located upstairs, as is a private loft that sleeps two (twin beds). The loft shares the larger of the two upstairs bathrooms.

Our 'Zero-Step' house makes it easy to get everywhere on the first floor, including the lovely screened porch and rear deck with porch swing and gas grill.

The beauty of our neighborhood and beach is its natural serenity; and we’re located in an area with few rentals. This is not the place for loud large parties, fireworks and late hours.

Enjoy your quiet surroundings minutes from Saugatuck, Douglas, South Haven and Holland. There are plenty of art galleries, quaint shops, antique stores, fruit farms/stands and numerous golf courses in the area.

Keywords: clean, cottage, Lake Michigan, summer rental, accessible house,

More Details
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Barbara (Owner)
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english

About Barbara

We spend our leisure time gardening, traveling, reading and exploring culinary interests - though not necessarily in that order.

Barbara purchased this house in 2010

Why Barbara chose Southwest Michigan

We love the Saugatuck area and wanted to build a serene country house that was close enough to everything. We found the perfect locale in Glenn.

What makes this house unique

Large guest bedrooms with private baths are always a nice surprise for our guests; and walking the country roads and Lake Michigan beaches never gets tiring.


based on 17 traveler reviews

Beautiful New Build, Walk to Lake Michigan
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews

Perfect Relaxing Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

This home is lovely. It has so many thoughtful touches! We rented the home for a long girls weekend. Barbara was so quick in response to any questions and provided us with all of the information we needed to have a perfect stay. The home is clean and cozy. We loved all of the outdoor spaces, outdoor shower, two patios, and the tranquil backyard. I cannot recommend this rental more, each member of our group spoke about trying to rent this out next summer with their families/ friends. I'm sure we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your kind response and for taking such good care of our home! We hope to see you and or yours back again soon!
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Prairie Village, KS

At Home Away from Home

  • 5 of 5

Everyone in our family commented over and over again how well designed, thoughtfully laid out and well-equipped this home was. We are a family of cooks, and everything anybody could want to prepare a meal was available. The outdoor shower was a major hit whether under the moon and stars or the warmth of the sun. The ornamental grasses and lovely gardens were an unexpected treat. Being close to the beach and well placed between South Haven and Saugatuck was perfect...we couldn't have felt more at home or been more relaxed. Thank you so much for opening your home to us.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laina, We're so glad you enjoyed our home...especially the outdoor shower! That is one of our family's favorite spots too! Hope to have you again. Barbara
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2nd time renting - just as happy

  • 5 of 5

We have rented a lot of houses in the area and this is, by far, our favorite. The neighborhood is so peaceful. The walk to the beach is short & the beach is never crowded. The house is very comfortable, clean, modern & perfect. The only thing we miss is a fire pit. We'll be back for sure!

  • Submitted: Aug 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tracie, we're glad to have you back and glad that the Glenn Retreat was your favorite summer getaway!
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Woodhaven, Michigan

Family getaway

  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for us. The White's thought of everything. There were six adults and my 12 year old nephew. Every couple had there own bedroom and bathroom. My nephew had the loft all to himself. My wife and I enjoyed the downstairs bedroom which had a walk in closet, its own bathroom and the most amazing showerroom. I believe the whole downstairs is handicapped accessible. The kitchen had everything you would need to make any kind of meal. The screened porch was great with the cool evenings. Also the back deck and yard were great. Two mornings we saw a red fox come walking by the house. And if you like to barbecue, grill was awesome, makes me want to run out and up grade to what they had. They also had an abundance of great beach chairs, the backpack kind that made getting them down to the beach. You are 15 minutes from South Haven in the south and 15 minutes to Saugatuck to the north. Holland is about 25 - 30 minutes, and Grand Haven about 50. Easy access to the highway. If your looking for a great place to stay, this is it. Looking forward to another stay.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Tom, thanks for you kind review. We're glad our Glenn home contributed to your wonderful family vacation. And while I've heard of red fox sightings, I've yet to see one myself...Lucky you!
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Rochester Hills, Michigan

5 Star Property!

  • 5 of 5

Not only are the owners extremely responsive to inquiries, they also have anticipated every need of those who would stay in their home. Although we brought several items (coffee carafe, spices, paper supplies, etc.), none were needed. Exceptionally clean and decorated as if it were their principal residence. We appreciated the trust placed in us to care for their belongings. The grounds are a delightful discovery of herbs and plants. It rained the entire weekend of our stay but the spacious screened porch and well appointed kitchen provided the perfect space for us to enjoy the company of our friends who joined us from Chicago and Cleveland. Can't wait to do this again!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Paula, Thanks for your kindest review. We couldn't be happier that you made the most of your time in Glenn...and left some to still be discovered!
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Serenity Now!

  • 5 of 5

We loved this house for the quiet, the peacefulness, the proximity to the lake and the small towns, the attention to detail, the embrace of the highest environmental standards, the cultivation of animal and pollinator habitats and how we felt all week in such wonderful sanctuary!

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Serenity is exactly what we enjoy about Glenn. It was a pleasure meeting your group upon check-in and we look forward to your return next summer.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Gerald Ford Int'l Airport
Nearest Beach
0.12 Miles
Glenn Beach, lightly populated public beach

Nearby vineyards with tasting rooms and tours, Art Galleries and Antique Shops, Golfing, a variety of Beaches, and Meijer Botanical Garden in Grand Rapids


Rates & Availability

Saugatuck / Douglas House Rental Rates

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High Season, 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Sep 3 2016
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
High Season, 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Sep 2 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $500

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Southwest Michigan House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Half Bath on main floor - toilet , sink and toilet
    Master Bath - Large walk-in shower, with door to private deck
    Upstairs Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Upstairs Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3.5 Baths in total
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Ensuite Master Bedroom on first floor with walk-in shower - 1 king
    Loft - 2 twin/ single
    Upstairs Ensuite Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Upstairs Ensuite Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 3 bicycles
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Access to 1600 feet of Lake Michigan beach, Outdoor shower

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